Lightning may refer to any of the following:
1. Lightning is a proprietary type of connector designed by Apple, Inc. Introduced in September 2012, the rotationally symmetrical 8-pin Lightning connector provides power, and data at speeds of up to 500 Mbps, to select mobile and peripheral devices.
The following devices utilize a Lightning connection:
- iPhone 5, 6, SE, 7, 8, X, 11, 12, and 13.
- iPad 4th gen, Air, Air 2, and Mini 1st gen.
- iPod Nano and Touch.
- Apple Pencil
- Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad.
- Beats Pill and BeatsX earphones.
- Siri Remote for Apple TV.
Lightning adapters are available for the following connection types:
2. In nature, lightning refers to ESD (electrostatic discharge) that comes from the atmosphere. When a lightning storm occurs, it can pose a threat to any electronic devices connected to a power source. Electronics like computers and televisions contain fragile semiconductors that can be damaged if they receive a power surge. For this reason, we recommend protecting your valuable wired electronics with a surge protector.